Northeast states have destroyed propaganda that the BJP is anti-minorities, Modi says
New Delhi, March 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called the victories of the BJP and its allies in Tripura and Nagaland proof that the people reject the opposition’s propaganda that the BJP is “anti-minority” and “anti-tribal”. .
Citing the example of formerly left-ruled Tripura, where the BJP won a majority for the second time, the prime minister said the BJP will soon form a government in Kerala as well.
The prime minister was speaking at the BJP headquarters, where the ruling party organized a victory celebration after the results of general elections in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya were announced. The BJP won a clear majority in the 6-member Tripura Assembly with 32 seats.
In Nagaland, the 12-seat BJP and its 25-seat ally Nagaland Democratic Progressive Party are expected to form the government in the 60-strong assembly. In Meghalaya, the Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) has the largest number in the 59-member assembly, with 26 seats. Sangma has already met with the BJP’s Northeast leader and Assam Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and has expressed a willingness to work with anyone who “takes care of the interests of the state”.
Welcoming the results of the general elections, the Prime Minister lashed out at the opposition: ” Where does it come from? modes Mar Ja, Log kahte hain modes mat yes (They tell Modi to die, but people tell Modi not to go anywhere.)” He said even in regions where the BJP had no presence, people are now supporting the BJP. He said people in the north-east and southern states like Kerala also reject the opposition’s propaganda that the BJP is a Hindi belt party.
“People in the Northeast have destroyed opposition propaganda that the BJP is a Hindi belt party, the Bania party. The opposition said the BJP had no support in the tribal belts. But the BJP has proved them all wrong. Dalit and tribal people wholeheartedly support the BJP. But that has been proven wrong in the tribal areas of Gujarat. And now the elections in Goa and the north-eastern states have destroyed this propaganda that the BJP is anti-minority. In Nagaland and Meghalaya, our support is growing,” he said.
“People reject the farce staged by the opposition of being allies in one state and political opponents in another. Even in Kerala, people will see through this congressional and leftist farce. Kerala will also have a BJP government, just like Goa and now Nagaland and Tripura,” Modi said.
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